Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 183
DL-Light is the software suite developed by De Luminæ to help the evaluation of the intake and distribution of natural light in architectural and urban spaces. It calculates Daylight Factor, Luminous Autonomy, BREEAM requirements, Sun Exposure and Sky View Factor.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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HVAC Noise Source-Path-Receiver Acoustical Analysis program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE) is a whole year detailed and dynamic multi-zone simulation application for the study of indoor climate as well as energy.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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3
Average: 3 (2 votes)

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ESP-r is a whole building energy simulation program for integrated modelling of building energy performance. The primary application of the program is to support researchers undertaking detailed studies.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 31 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Design air handing, airflow, hydronic, domestic waste and vent along with steam systems
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 26 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator™ automates daylight requirement checking for building rooms via status checks of daylight area ratios within your BIM model.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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CAMEL is one of the leading air conditioning load estimation and psychometrics programs available. It operates in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and has comprehensive copy and paste capability and detailed on screen Help
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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PsyCalc® is an electronic psychrometric calcultion tool that operates over a wide range of temperatures, moisture content and pressures. With two inputs, psychrometric properties and pressure, PsyCalc® returns eleven key properties.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

Ratings

2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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REM/Rate™ is a user-friendly, sophisticated, residential energy analysis, code compliance and Home Energy Rating (HERS®) software developed specifically for the needs of HERS® Providers and Home Energy Raters.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Residential
Last Software Update: 25 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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REM/Design™ is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. REM/Design™ calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 600 North American cities.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Residential
Last Software Update: 25 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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Is your building energy efficient? This building energy performance tool by Lucid, ENERGY STAR & the DOE will tell you in seconds. Try it today!
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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We make it easier and faster to transform building operations data into improvements that save money, enhance sustainability, & drive employee productivity.
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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TRACE™ 700 is an award-winning design-and-analysis software program that helps HVAC professionals optimize the design of a building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system based on energy utilization and life-cycle cost.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Life-cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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eCurv is a leading provider of demand management software services.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 03 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
  1. Ratings and Certificates
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 22 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1 to 25 room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for buildings accommodating heat dissipating equipment and/or people. Cooling and heating or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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BEAVER is a building energy simulation program that provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. It interfaces with the Air conditioning Load Estimation program CAMEL thereby saving time with re-entering the building construction details and internal loads.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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UcanPsi is a gratis software for calculating 2D and 3D thermal bridges. U-values for windows and doors can also be calculated. Heat flows, temperatures, isotherms and isoflows can be obtained. The program is validated according to ISO 10211 and ISO 10077.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 14 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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MODEN is a software that simulates different (heterogeneous) energy systems (heating, electricity, hydraulic and others) with 1 ms time step or unlimited life-time preformation simulation.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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www.pipeflow.com - Pipe Flow Expert Software for pipe system design with fluid flow and pressure drop calculations.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Software for design of vertical borehole-type ground loop heat exchangers used in geothermal heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Assembly U-factor Calculator is used to calculate wall and roof construction thermal transmittance or thermal Conductance (U - Factor).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Comfort and Weather Analysis tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g. heating, natural ventilation, cooling, etc.) for 24 hour and day time operating spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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The Physibel software is a set of 1D/2D/3D steady state and transient heat transfer simulation programs: BISCO, TRISCO, SOLIDO, BISTRA, VOLTRA, CAPSOL, GLASTA
  1. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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Multi-city Comfort and Weather Comparison tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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IMAC Assistant tool can be useful to determine neutral temperature set points with acceptability limits for naturally ventilated, mix mode and air-conditioned spaces for different types of commercial buildings specific to the Indian context.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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Heat Map Generator Tool is to help visualize Building Energy Simulation output in more meaningful manner. It helps in visualising any one or more variables for a specific range of time.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Heat Map Generator Tool is to help visualize Building Energy Simulation output in more meaningful manner. It helps in visualising any one or more variables for a specific range of time.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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A versatile system design tool and an energy simulation tool in one package, Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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COMFEN India is a simple single-zone facade analysis tool for commercial building based on EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engine developed for Indian context.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Subsystem Level, Commercial
Last Software Update: 18 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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The tool includes the evaluation of the application of complex glazing system such as laser cut panels (LCP) and provides outputs regarding availability of daylight in spaces using EnergyPlus.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 13 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Manage your device “things” remotely, whether it is a smart meter or any IP enabled device that produces data that can be monetized. Adapted to your crucial to success its efficient remote management of the device assets.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 04 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Home Energy Score is DOE's program for rating a home's physical assets, it's envelope, lighting, HVAC, and water heating systems; controlling for occupancy, use, and weather. Home Energy Score produces a 1-10 score along with a list of recommended cost-effective upgrades.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 27 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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National free web-based for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Ratings and Certificates
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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We offer training workshops for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE). We have trained hundreds of new and experienced users in the intricacies of these tools in workshops at US and international locations.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 07 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Accelerad is a free suite of programs for fast and accurate lighting and daylighting analysis and visualization. Accelerad maintains compatibility with Radiance file formats and commands while running at speeds up to forty times faster using GPU acceleration.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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